TV Licensing are ripping-off viewers by charging those that pay by quarterly Direct Debit a £5 premium on top of the £145.50 licence fee.
According to The Sun, who published the shocking revelations yesterday, the BBC benefits to the tune of £15 million a year by imposing the extra charge.
The article, which began on the header of the front page, begins:
"Three million hard up Brits are being forced to pay an extra £5 a year to watch telly - because they pay for their TV licence in instalments.
"The scandal is the latest to be highlighted in our Rip-Off Britain campaign."
It continued on page 11 as follows:
"The BBC is raking in an extra £15 million a year - by fleecing viewers who pay their TV licence quarterly.
"People without the cash to buy the £145.50 licence up front are stung with a £1.25 premium four times a year.
"It means 3 million budget conscious people hand the Beeb an extra £5 a year just to watch telly.
"And millionaires end up shelling out less for a licence than quarterly payers.
"The Sun today highlights the issue as part of our Rip-Off Britain campaign.
"Our own Del Girl tried to confront staff at TV Licensing's Bristol HQ to give them one of our Rip Offscars - for fleecing the needy. They refused it - so we posted it instead.
"A spokesman for TV Licensing last night said: "The TV licence fee and instalment payment options are a matter for the government."
The Sun also published a comment piece, which can be read in the image below:
We have previously discussed the way monthly Direct Debit payments also penalise poorer TV licence payers.